Bryce Swan opened the scoring for the 3L at 3:20 of the first with a powerplay marker. The 3L started the game with three straight powerplays.
The speedy Francois Ouimet got the River Kings on the board early in the second. Ouimet blew by a 3L defenceman and tucked one past Francois Lacerte at 1:10 of the middle frame to level the score.
Moments later, Pierre-Luc Faubert’s hard work down low paid off and rookie Julien Houle took advantage to give the River Kings a 2-1 lead at 3:09. Houle jumped on a loose puck in the slot, spun and fired a shot past Lacerte.
Riviere-du-Loup levelled the score on a Marc-Andre Tourigny marker at 10:13 of the second. Tourigny pounced on a rebound off the post to beat River Kings goaltender Loic Lacasse.
The 3L went ahead 3-2 when Chad Lacasse scored on a wrist shot from the slot for a powerplay goal with 2:14 to play in the second. Marc-Olivier D’Amour scored on a semi-breakaway 1:21 into the third to open up a two-goal lead for Riviere-du-Loup.
Mike Stacey made his 2014-15 debut for Cornwall. The fan favourite dropped the gloves and had a lengthy bout with Cedric Verreault mid-way through the first.
Tourigny (first), Brennan Barker (second) and Simon Danis-Pepin were the announced stars. Riviere-du-Loup outshot Cornwall 32-29.
The River Kings are back in action next Saturday, Dec. 6 when they host the Sorel-Tracy Eperviers.
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